About Us

We use the tools of synthetic and supramolecular chemistry to address fundamental challenges in the assembly and integration of nanostructured materials.

We are part of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University.

For more information about undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral research positions in the group, please see the “Join Us” section of the website.


Recent News 


Dichtel Receives 2017 Baekeland Award – June 30, 2017


Perspective on COFs Featured on Cover of ACS Central Science – June 28, 2017


PFOA Polymer Article Receives Worldwide Attention – June 21, 2017


will-dichtel-624x353

Dichtel Named as Finalist for the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists – May 31, 2017


Chao Sun Receives 2017 RIKEN Prize – May 29,2017


New Article on COFs Published in ACS Central ScienceMay 25 ,2017


John Colson Receives 2017 Henkel Award – April 10, 2017


C&EN Highlights Recent ACS Central Science Paper – January 23, 2017


austin_evans-200x267 nathan-flanders-200x267 rebecca-li-200x267

Austin, Nathan and Rebecca Join the Research Group – November 22, 2016


 Basic CMYK

Will Awarded the Arthur K. Doolittle Award – November 15, 2016